My Broadband reports that South African opposition party, the DA, has reiterated its call for an investigation into Minister of Communications Dina Pule's involvement in the ICT...
Leading manufacturer of sophisticated imaging, video and media solutions Grass Valley has reorganised its sales and marketing operation by creating four new executive...
Video technology manufacturer Blackmagic Design has acquired the assets of Cintel International, one of the worlds leading researchers, designers and manufacturers of motion picture film...
On 2 July Avid announced that it has initiated a series of strategic actions to focus the company on its Media Enterprise and Post & Professional customers and to drive improved...
Business Day and Sapa report that all further meetings of the National Council of Provinces and the ad hoc committee responsible for redrafting the contentious Protection of State Information Bill (aka Secrecy Bill), which is seen as a serious threat to media freedom, have been cancelled.
South Africa's Minister of Communications Dina Pule has issued a call for nominations for membership of the ICT Policy Review Panel. This call follows the ICT Policy Colloquium which was held in April 2012 as a first step in the formulation of an Integrated National ICT Policy.
South Africas new tax exemption in respect of film, which came into effect in January this year, should make investing in the local film industry more attractive, according to Mariska Peens, partner at global audit, tax and advisory firm Mazars.
Photographers in Cape Town are protesting against the Citys new photographic and film permit policies which they believe are unworkable and put the livelihood of freelance photographers at risk.
The Writers Guild of South Africa (WGSA), which recently chose its first democratically elected council, is making progress in their quest to secure standard contracts and rates for writers in the film and...
Experiential agency Tinderbox responded to a Vodacom Business brief to put on a sizzling Casino Royale-themed event earlier this month.
IBC2012, the premier annual exhibition for professionals engaged in the creation, management and delivery of electronic media and entertainment content worldwide, runs from...
Cisco has completed the acquisition of NDS Group Ltd., a leading provider of video software and content security solutions that enable service providers and media companies to...
Draftfcb has acquired award-winning digital agency, Hellocomputer. With immediate effect, the agency groups own digital arm, Mesh Interactive, will be rebranded as Hellocomputer and...
On Monday 18 June the South African Communications Forum (SACF) met with the ruling ANC partys Working Group on Communications to discuss the implications for industry of...
Three out of the top five performing films at the South African box office over the weekend (8 to 10 June) are 3D releases. New release Prometheus (including 3D) (105 prints) was the top earner with R1.7m.
South Africas Department of Communications (DOC) has issued the following statement regarding the proposed Telkom-KT Corporation transaction. It reads: The Government has adopted a policy position to beef up its infrastructure for the next seven years, particularly in rural areas.
In the midst of the mega Hollywood blockbusters currently on the South African circuit are two local films, Otelo Burning (4 prints) and Semi-Soet (1 print). Otelo Burning has made R211,114 after four weeks of release while Semi-Soet, after an amazing 16 weeks on circuit, has made R9.6m.
For the first time post-production has been included in the financial incentive offered by the South African Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) to foreign-based film productions shooting...
The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has announced a new Recommendation that represents a major advance in television broadcasting that will create an entirely new television broadcast environment with the advent of Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV).
Nothing like a blockbuster performance from a Hollywood blockbuster. The Avengers (including 3D) (119 prints) has been on release at the South African box office for a mere four weeks and has made a whopping R30.5m to date.